Ilica Plaji
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... probably has the warmest waters in Turkey at any given time. This is due to the hot springs in and around Cesme.
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mallybos
Boston159 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
This could be a paradise. However, the public beach was absolutely loaded with cigarette butts, everywhere. I did go swimming & once in the water it was perfect, soft sand, clear water & warm. Don’t understand. I was situated near a group of mature women & observed at least one burying her butts instead of disposing them properly, Plenty of families. Kids must make castles out of ciggie butts instead of sand. Other trash & food left also. I’m going to try private beach clubs instead.
Written 4 July 2023
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,666 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Ilica beach is a terrific long beach on the northern part of Cesme peninsula. It's very popular with locals so it might get crowded.
Fine white sand stretches for miles with both free and private parts belonging to hotels. Water's warm and really pleasant to swim in. Many water sports with reasonable prices. In side streets are several shops, eateries and restaurants.
Written 10 October 2020
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David W
Alexandria, VA160 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
This beach was beautiful on the day we visited in June. The shades of blue and green in the water were breathtaking. The water was shallow for so far out, it was relatively warm and easy to relax in. Very salty, but easy to float! We did rent three chairs and an umbrella for 300 TL, but no charge for the beach itself. And it was not too crowded late morning on a Monday.
Written 25 June 2023
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Gabriela R
Bucharest, Romania103 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Great beach, we've been impressed by the organisation of places for towels and umbrellas (I think due to covid measures), but that was great. No more people jumping on you or staying too close. Water is perfect, very high temperature compared with other seas, but I was bitten by a jellyfish. 100 people around me in the water, playing, enyoying, swimming, and I was the "lucky" one.
Written 8 July 2021
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Shala Bani
Tehran, Iran76 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Couples
On July 2nd, as we made our way to the water, we couldn't help but notice the lively atmosphere - families, children, and even dogs were all enjoying themselves, swimming and playing in the sea.
We spent a considerable amount of time at the beach, relishing the opportunity to swim and sunbathe. The cheerful ambiance and beautiful surroundings made our time at Ilica Beach truly memorable.
There are some separate showers provided for men and women as well as the gender-specific changing rooms. The showers are primarily meant for rinsing off sand, so the use of shampoo or soap is not allowed.
Written 14 July 2024
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vgyt
Atlanta, GA378 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
This reminds the big beaches of great places right next to you in Cesme. It is mostly enjoyable with big waves but time to time you can also enjoy it so quite with no waves for a great swimming. It is all sand and does not go deep so quickly. It is a great place for family.
Written 6 September 2021
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Chrissie
Woodbridge, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Beautiful beach, 10 minutes by minibus from Central Alacati. Charge only 11 Turkish Lira (0.50 GBP) each way. Easy to access and bar/restaurants close by, plenty selling seafood.
Written 26 September 2022
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Lailaamiry45
Narberth, PA175 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
We enjoyed what I would call a perfect day on the beach. Social distancing was applied. The beach was crowded yet not noisy at all. We ordered a fruit salad and got a huge bowl full of all the fruits one can imagine sitting on ice. The prices very reasonable due to the decline of the TL.
Written 28 July 2021
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Melissa Balan
Ankara, Türkiye270 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
We came here in the off-season to enjoy some time in the sun before heading into Alaçati for lunch. The water is beautiful (cold this time of year). The sand is soft. The one put-off was the amount of cigarette butts in the sand. I imagine it's even worse during high season. If the small trash problem is taken care of, it would get 5 stars from us.
Written 27 October 2022
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Andrea N
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
I don't know why people are comparing this beach to the ones in the Caribbean, absolutely not. Not impressed, rather disgusted! There are a million and one cigarette butts just tossed on the sand. The corridor is narrow and crowded and garbage scattered. I'm really disappointed 😔.
The water is nice and warm, but not clear and turquoise like. We are absolutely trying another beach, hopefully we have better luck.
Written 2 September 2023
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